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Frustration over co-workers engineering habits

Well I'm no software engineer so some of this went over my head, but from what i understand yes, you're the problem. It seems like you're finding offense in a lot of situations where none is intended ...
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Frustration over co-workers engineering habits

I'm afraid you are indeed the problem. "the solution was basically to do what I was planning to do after coming back" -- Welcome to the real world. Needs change, plans change, priorities ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

How do I coach these 2 team members to improve their "feel" of the attack surface and think like a black hat? Simply put: you don't. If you want your team to deliver high quality, ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

You don’t, you provide training and checklists. “Intuition” the way you are using the word is simply internalized experience. They don’t have this and they don’t need to “use the force,” they need ...
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How to deal with an oversmart/bossy colleague?

The thing I don't see in the question is, "What's in writing?" Is X's status (whatever it is) formally set out somewhere? It may be that he is actually the team lead on paper, but for some ...
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How to deal with an oversmart/bossy colleague?

my reporting manager doesn't involve herself in our team's workings and processes. Other Team members don't react to my queries/questions unless I include this X in the conversation. as I've heard ...
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How to deal with an oversmart/bossy colleague?

When someone you don't work for assigns you work you say No. When they ask you again, you talk to your boss, who one assumes has authority to task you with things. When someone inserts themself into ...
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How to deal with an oversmart/bossy colleague?

(6) Other Team members don't react to my queries/questions unless I include this X in the conversation. This means he is in fact leading/managing the team even though he may not have been formally ...
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